Teacher Bios

Becca Hall (Director and Core Class/Teen Workshop Teacher):

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Becca was homeschooled for seven years, including all of high school. When she was eighteen, she attended Stanford University, where she graduated with Interdisciplinary Honors in English.  She received her Masters in Environmental Writing from the University of Montana. She writes poetry, essays, and fiction. She lives in Seattle with her daughter and beloved dog Squinchy (who often helps out in the classroom).

Through Frog Hollow, Becca draws on her own passion for writing as well as over twenty years teaching in a wide range of educational settings. Before founding Frog Hollow in 2011, she taught poetry in elementary school classrooms, tutored high school English, taught preschool at Stanford’s renowned Bing Preschool, led environmental education projects, assisted on college field studies courses at the Sierra Institute,  and taught college composition at the University of Montana.  From 2000 – 2012 she also ran Summer Winds Day Camp, an arts and nature camp in Snoqualmie.  At Summer Winds, she created a camp curriculum that combined arts, music, nature studies, games, storytelling, farming education, and history. Becca loves working with writing students of all levels and learning styles to spark their excitement for writing and belief in their own voices.

Sawyer Mickle (Thursday Core Class Teacher):

Sawyer is a certified elementary teacher who has taught English in Vietnam, 3rd and 4th grade in Wyoming, and everything else in-between here in Washington state. His calling is to be an educator, and nothing brings him more joy and warmth then igniting a student’s love for learning. He believes learning should be fun, hands on, and a little messy. He runs Camp Mud Creek in his hometown of Fall City and also enjoys woodworking, hiking, and beekeeping.

Lena Donovan (Assistant Teacher, Core Classes)

Lena was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and currently lives in Snoqualmie. She spends much of her free time hiking, climbing, and drinking coffee. Lena earned a BA in English Literature from WWU and taught English in Shenzhen. At Jubilee Farm in Carnation, she encourages tiny sprouts to grow into delicious vegetables. At Frog Hollow, Lena also encourages tiny sprouts to grow (though not into vegetables).